For those heading to university or another place of study, a laptop or PC is an essential item. They can cost a pretty penny but you can save up to 15% with Dell's student discount deal.

Not only will you need a machine for working on, but it'll also be a great way to keep in touch with friends and family in these Zoom-reliant pandemic times. If you don't need a laptop like the XPS 13, you could use the voucher code for an all-in-one, a monitor, or something else.

Who is eligible for the Dell student discount?

Before going on to any details on how to get the discount, it’s only sensible to outline who is eligible. Dell has made it all quite simple, in that any student in college or university, including vocational schools, can get a discount. All that it requires is for them to provide their student email and a copy of their student ID.

If for some reason, you don’t have a student email address, you can send the application along with proof of enrolment on your course (or a scan of a student ID card) to [email protected] and once this is verified they’ll be sent a voucher for the discount.

Other forms of accepted verification include a school certificate or certain correspondence from the academic organisation. If unsure, contact Dell via the email address above to enquire. One thing to know: an NUS card doesn’t count as a verification document.

Dell also says it's available to "Corporate employees or Teachers & Academic staff."

How to get the Dell student discount

It’s a lot easier to get Dell’s student discount than you might think. All you have to do is visit the Dell Advantage for Students website, enter your student email address then click Submit.

Dell will then issue a voucher that will be sent directly to your email. This can then be used on the Dell site to make a purchase.

The coupon is available in 16 countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States and Canada.

How to get Dell student discount: Advantage site

How do I use the Dell Student Discount voucher?

Once you have received the voucher, you’ll want to put it to good use. So, head to the Dell website and find the laptop, desktop or other product you want to buy.

Add it to your shopping basket, along with any configuration options you want, then when you reach the checkout page you’ll see there’s a box marked Promotional Code. Enter the coupon code here then click Apply.

How to get Dell student discount: Checkout

One word of warning, though. The code can only be used once, so only click the Apply button once you’re sure that your order is correct.

All that’s left to do after that is to fill out your details, make the payment, then your new Dell device should wing its way towards you in the next few days.

Of course, Dell isn’t the only company to offer discounts to Students, so be sure to read our roundup of the latest student deals and check our chart of best student laptops to see if something else would be better suited to your needs.

You can also get an Amazon Prime student account and a dedicated student bank account.